Hazardous waste industry

Requirements for registration, importation, transportation and management of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables.

Introduction

The Alberta government is responsible for regulating the transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes and for hazardous waste management facilities that handle/dispose of hazardous and industrial waste. The department has a comprehensive waste management framework that includes legislation, policies, programs, guidance documents, and waste tracking.

Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) establishes a broad framework to manage waste including hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables through the Waste Control Regulation, a transportation tracking system, and an approval process for storage, treatment and disposal facilities.

In this section, find out how key components of Alberta’s hazardous waste industry are regulated and managed:

  • PIN Registration – The EPEA requires persons who generate, collect, transport or receive hazardous waste to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by registering with the Director. There is no cost to apply for a PIN.
  • Importation – Ministerial Authorization may be required prior to the importation of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclables from out of Province.
  • Transportation – The EPEA requires that shipments of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables use specific shipping documents such as a hazardous waste manifest or recycle docket.
  • Facilities – A comprehensive regulatory system has been established to provide regulatory oversight to persons and companies managing hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables in Alberta.

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